triphthong

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From the Ancient Greek τρίφθογγος (tríphthongos, triphthong”, adjectivally “having three voices), from τρία (tría, three) + φθόγγος (phthóngos, sound).

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triphthong (plural triphthongs)

  1. A monosyllabic vowel combination usually involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another that passes over a third one.

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